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The next generation of quick-change flat and circular form tools is here. With the company’s inserts, users can profile five micro-grain carbide inserts and the holder simultaneously, which offers identical quick-change inserts. According to the company, this eliminates the need for resetting the toolholder, while reducing downtime.
Operators have the ability to time the insert changes, thus reducing scrap. When the operator replaces the cutting insert before it starts to wear with one of the other interchangeable inserts, there is less opportunity for scrap to be made.
Additionally, inserts can be reground and reused multiple times.
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